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Hands on: Official Digitally Imported app (beta) for Windows Phone

We announced a few weeks ago that the popular electronic music streaming site Digitally Imported (www.di.fm) was beta testing their official app for Windows Phone. Tonight, we figured we show you the current status of the beta and how it all works.

Digitally Imported is a free music streaming site, though users can opt for a paid “Premium” experience like on Pandora. That feature enables 256kbps streaming with no ads and that membership level is reflected in the app.

The DI.FM app has full access to all of the site’s channels, including shows, a sleep timer, streaming options based off of connection (cellular or Wi-Fi), a buffering meter and data usage monitoring.  The app is fast and fluid and although it lacks some of the more advanced features of the third-party app Beem, so far it’s building a solid foundation.

DI.FM is currently at 0.7 in the beta stage, so presumably they have more features and polishing to go before it goes public. We’ll of course keep you posted as to the app’s status but so far, we’re really enjoying it and look forward to another official app landing for Windows Phone 7.x and 8 devices.

For now, watch our video tour above and get ready to dance.

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

27 Comments
  • I really wish we had a beat port app even a third party app would be nice, IOS doesn't even have a beat port official app so I don't feel left out
  • wait, what for? do u use beatport to stream..? I only really go there to purchase albums. didn't think people use it for playback all that much.. on a more related note, i'm in the beta and have to agree its quite awesome! sorta torn as I want to support the official client but beem has been so good to me...
  • I really want a beatport app. I use that site all the time. Also an official soundcloud app would be awesome.
  • I accually created a Beatport app for WP7.x, but never relased it due to its limited functionality (Their API is pretty closed down). Might be worth it to port it to WP8 if people are interested.
  • This is a pretty rad app. I dig the sleep timer the most. Put on the Downtempo Lounge and I will peace out before sleep. Fun fact: Dan really likes the Goa-Psy Trance channel. 
  • PsyChill is cool. I like Chiptunes when coding. Of course, I use Beem.
  • I can see Dan singing "I whip my hair back and forth. I whip my hair back and forth.." with Jay twerking in the background.
  • "I can see Dan singing "I whip my hair back and forth. I whip my hair back and forth.."
    ಠ_ಠ
  • Hahaha
  • I now have this mental image burned into my brain that I can not get out.
  • Can you say "restraining order"?
  • Sleep timer sounds like the feature I'd like best.
  • It's all about that Epic Trance!
  • Yesss
  • I put in the wrong email months ago for this and im trying again to get it fixed, I want this!
  • It is a cool app. Great station selection
  • long time DI fan, need this... one of the few things missed moving from the dark side to WP8
  • Why haven't I received the link to download it? I signed up the beta form!
  • Bassnectar.
  • Tiesto
  • Benny Benassi
  • Great looking app. Well done app. I just don't dig any of the music.
  • Weeeee. Unz Unz Unz Unz
  • I'm a premium DI user. Been waiting for an official app for a while, so this is great news. Soundcloud's turn next please!
  • That would be nice
  • About time IV been askn for this since IV had a Windows Phone back in 2011 but I've been using beem and also that beem for sky.fm is cool too
  • Does it suffer from the Bluetooth bug - start playing automatically on BOTH connecting and disconnecting from Bluetooth devices, even if it was in a stopped state at the time?